Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors

NOC
1513

Pick up and deliver letters, packages, newspapers, flyers and other items within and between establishments.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

78
 

Median Hourly Wage

$20.00
$11.70
Low
$30.00
High

Median Salary

$13,522
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

682
 

% Working Full Time

55%
 

% Working Full Year

75%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors pick up and deliver letters, parcels, packages, newspapers, flyers and other items within and between establishments. They are employed by courier service companies and other establishments throughout the private and public sectors.

Main Duties

Couriers, messengers and door-to-door distributors perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Pick up messages, letters, envelopes, parcels, airline tickets, legal documents, packages, bonds, cheques, securities and other items from customers, and hand-deliver them to addresses within an establishment or in other establishments by walking or cycling within prescribed time periods
  • Collect payment for items delivered
  • Keep record of items received and delivered using delivery information acquisition devices
  • Deliver newspapers, flyers, handbills, telephone directories and similar items to residences and businesses.

Also Known As

  • bank messenger
  • courier
  • delivery person - courier service
  • door-to-door distributor
  • flyer distributor - courier service
  • newspaper carrier
  • runner - courier service
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Secondary school education may be required.
  • Eligibility for bonding may be required.
  • Ability to navigate streets and follow directions is usually required.
  • Physical fitness is required for some occupations in this unit group.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

27.5%
Female
72.5%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

12.0%
15-24
12.0%
25-34
10.5%
35-44
29.3%
45-54
25.6%
55-64
10.5%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

27.6%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
38.1%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
11.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
21.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
1.5%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

42.5%
Transportation and warehousing
26.1%
Information and cultural industries
11.9%
Retail trade
19.4%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

16.40%
Northeast
31.30%
Southeast
24.60%
Southwest
20.10%
Central
7.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$11,987
Northeast
$16,033
Southeast
$13,426
Southwest
$31,912
Central
$29,334
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available

Southeast

$20.00
$11.70
Low
$30.00
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$13,522

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$29,740

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$13,522

Newfoundland

$33,920

Prince Edward Island

$31,830

Nova Scotia

$15,690

Canada

$19,238
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

78
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-8
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

87
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

235
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-37
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

272